NTSB Identification: DEN83FTC02.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22171.
Accident occurred Wednesday, April 20, 1983 in LARAMIE, WY
Aircraft: PITTS S-15, registration: N6CQ
Injuries: 1 Fatal.
NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
THE ACFT CRASHED DURING A FERRY FLT IN VMC WX CONDITIONS. WHILE IN FORMATION WITH TWO OTHER ACFT N6CQ WAS OBSERVED TO PULL UP TO A NEAR VERTICAL CLIMB, REVERSE COURSE AND DISAPPEAR. FOUND NEAR THE MANEUVER LOCATION, THE ACFT STRUCK THE GROUND IN A NEARLY WINGS LEVEL ATTITUDE AT A HIGH RATE OF DESCENT. POST ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT THE ENGINE WAS DEVELOPING POWER ON IMPACT. EXAMINATION OF THE PLT SHOWED NO EVIDENCE OF DRUGS OR ALCOHOL. THE PLT WAS STRAPPED IN HIS SEAT WITH ALL BELTS INTACT. HIGH 'G' FORCES PREVENTED SURVIVAL.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED
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